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9th January, 2009 - January Newsletter

Carolling

We had a brilliant Carolling season over Christmas, and thanks to all players who turned out in all weathers and also a very big thank you to all the collectors, since without them no money would have been raised for the charities.

We managed to raise just over £3,400, which will enable us to make a donation of £569.74 to each of these local charities:

- East Anglian Children's Hospice
- Kidney Research, Ipswich
- Families In Need (FIND), Ipswich

This means that over the past 13 Christmas seasons, Martlesham Brass has now donated more than £10,000 to local charities.

Brett Baker

We have an exciting day planned for the 28th of February. Brett Baker, from the Black Dyke Band will be visiting us for a day workshop. In the evening, he will be performing in concert with the main band.

The tickets for the concert are now available - priced at £3.50 each (children of band families aged up to 16 free), which are available now. Please make sure you get your tickets soon!

Posters will soon be available, and we'd be grateful if you could take a few to help promote this concert.

49 Club Winners

1/11/2008 Mike Brierley
8/11/2008 Julia Hunt
15/11/2008 The Howletts
22/11/2008 Zac Eyley
29/11/2008 Derek Moyes
6/12/2008 Ian Harvey
13/12/2008 Harry Fricker
20/12/2008 The Howletts
27/12/2008 Harry Fricker
3/1/2009 Trevor Ling

The new 10 week period has begun and new envelopes are circulating, please pay ASAP. If you would like to purchase a number, 27 is currently available.

AGM, 6th March, 7:30pm

This year, our AGM will be held on Friday 6th March at 7:30pm after Beginner, Preliminary and Intermediate practices.

Please make every effort to attend as this gives you the ability to find out more information about the band and the way that the organisation operates.

All committee positions are available for nomination, and we ask that you consider the posts that are available - we're always looking for new people to be involved!

If you would like to apply for a position, nomination forms will be available shortly.

Beetle Drive Saturday 31st January 2009

7pm start at St Michael's Church.
Tickets on sale this Friday at band practice.
Bring your own drinks, nibbles to be provided